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911 Paramedic

911 Paramedic
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Stepping into the high-pressure environment of emergency response is the premise behind 911 Paramedic, a game that puts you at the sharp end of 35 different calls, including a gangbanger being stabbed, a pregnant woman in pain, and an old fella suffering from a diabetic seizure. After completing each call, you receive a score based […]

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Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales

Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales
3.5

Like Sea Dogs, with more role-playing. Pirates are cool. Crafted by Akella, the developer who worked on the sea-faring adventure Sea Dogs, Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales blends Sid Meier’s classic Pirates! with a heavy dash of realism and depth. Imagine if Bethesda took Oblivion out onto the high seas. Of course, that’s not quite […]

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Forced Alliance: The Glarious Mandate

Forced Alliance: The Glarious Mandate
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Ripcord’s Forced Alliance: The Glarious Mandate attempts to capture the drama and excitement of space combat sims. It is set in a future where humanity is battling two alien foes, the Voraptoid and the Marauders. You start the game as a cadet pilot in the Stellar Aviation Combat School and must work your way up […]

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Sabre Ace: Conflict Over Korea

Sabre Ace: Conflict Over Korea
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Sabre Ace is a combat flight sim that covers the air war in the Korean conflict. Although touted as a realistic game, players who want a hardcore flight model should leave this one out. On the other hand, folks looking for a decent game involving air combat during the Korean war, and most importantly who […]

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Lander

Lander
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Some of you might remember playing a certain arcade game in the 1980s called Lunar Lander. Psygnosis’ 3D update from 1999 isn’t so much a struggle against fiendish enemy robots as it is a struggle to control your craft in a zero gravity environment. The box touts Lander’s “intuitive craft handling via a mouse-controlled ‘thruster […]

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Flanker 2.0

Flanker 2.0
3.5

A scripted campaign flames out Flanker’s potential. Flanker 2.0 is an updated version to the original SU-27 Flanker, a hardcore flight sim with a Russian bent. The original designers have evaluated tons of feedback regarding the first offering and have implemented many fixes and improvements. The end result is a great flight sim, but one […]

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Pacific Fighters

Pacific Fighters
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The guys behind the original IL-2 Sturmovik, Oleg Maddox and his team, gave us a wonderful focus of the war over the snowy expanses of the Eastern Front, where German planes tangled with obscure but lively Russian planes. Since then, it’s gradually migrated closer to a setting more palatable to American gamers, working its way […]

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Air Power: Battle in the Skies

Air Power: Battle in the Skies
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Air Power is set in an alternate reality where a country has fallen into civil war and a power struggle has broken out between several different warlords who want to claim power. When first firing the game up, the player can choose between starting a full campaign or playing a single scenario. Single scenarios allow […]

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Task Force 1942

Task Force 1942
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Task Force 1942 recreates the naval conflicts between American and Japanese forces in Guadalcanal from August to December 1942. There are three game modes to play in this naval simulation. Historical scenarios allow players to try their hand at one of several battles around Guadalcanal. The campaign mode recreates five months of the conflict. Also, […]

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Darklight Conflict

Darklight Conflict
3.5

Space is a shallow thing to fight over in Darklight Conflict. Darklight Conflict could have been a great game, but was somehow botched along the way. It’s a graphically stunning space combat game (for DOS), with a difficulty level to test any space war veteran and decidedly arcade-style gameplay. Like Privateer 2: The Darkening, Darklight […]

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